Mainlining Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact: can I?

Those of you who know me well, know that I am particularly passionate about mobile OSes.

One of the top criteria when choosing a new phone is how “hackable” it is, i.e. whether it allows things unlocking the bootloader, flashing other firmwares and ideally mainline Linux support, but also how OSS-friendly its manufacturer s.

That is why, a few years ago, I bought the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact.
Compact, powerful, hackable.

I have been a long time Jolla fan (I was doing my internship there when we released the first Jolla phone! Oh, memories…) and it’s been a long time wish of mine to bring Sailfish OS to my phone.

Meanwhile, the awesome @rinigus has made it 🙂

I also always kept an eye on Sony’s efforts in the open-source world, especially the Sony Open Devices Program.

After attending @caleb‘s session on implementing Linux mainline support for the Snapdragon 845 SoC (the same XZ2 Compact is based on!) I started thinking I could join that project and contribute to mainlining my device.

Life with a toddler is incredibly busy , but I have finally decided to dedicate some of the very, very, very little spare time I have to this cause. Something like 1-2hrs per week, mostly in the evenings.

I know this will be fun!

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